Startup Mela Nepal 2018 – Festival of Startup and Entrepreneurs

Startup Mela 2018

Startup Mela 2018 to be held in Kathmandu on 16th and 17th on February.

Startup Mela 2018

The-Startup Mela is one of the largest event going to happen in Nepal to be leading platforms which connects startup, entrepreneurs, innovators from Nepal to the Investors, cooperations and other platforms to grow startup globally as well as to build an ecosystem of the startup in Nepal. The event is initiative of The-Startup.Org to maintain startup and entrepreneurial eco-system through a grand event for social and economic improvement.

Startup Mela 2018

The global event The Startup Mela is marquee event, which represents over over three thousands people globally. This year is going to be Historical festival of Startup & Entrepreneurs for first time in Nepal as it has various features as mentioned below.

The theme of the event of to enhance and develop the entrepreneurship of Nepalese young people – Theneshwor Gautam, Chairperson, AAVA Group Pvt. Ltd. 

Startup Mela started because mainly in developing and under develop countries. Startup have ideas, there are local investors, service providers, entrepreneurs who are looking platform for Networking, Investment, Connection, Clients and Global expansion. However, there is lack of strong eco system of startup and entrepreneurs as well as lack of startup culture. So, this is event for startups and entrepreneurs where one can learn, build, connect, network, find and share.

Objectives of Startup Mela 

  • To Build an eco-system of startup and entrepreneurs in Nepal.
  • To Find possibilities, problems and solutions for startup in Nepal.
  • To connectNepali Startup with global Market
  • To encourage startup and entrepreneurs for innovation and initiation.
  • To raise issues to build startup and entrepreneur-friendly policy in Nepal.


 Keynote Speakers of Startup Mela

Startup Mela 2018

Detail of the event

Date : 16th and 17th of February, 2018

Venue : The Hotel Platinum & Spa, Soltimode Kathmandu 

Time: 10 AM- 5PM

Registration Fee : Nrs 1500 

Official Organizer for Nepal: AAVA GROUP Pvt. Ltd.

Registration Type : Online – Register here

For more information, visit the official website here.

Venue Location – The Hotel Platinum & Spa, Soltimode


Startup Competition and Idea competition

The Startup Mela also organizing the competition to boost the young talents of Nepal. There are twi categories for competition 

Start Up Competition and Idea Competition

1. Startup Competition

The 16 most promising startup from all part of Nepal will be the finalist  from following sectors:

  • Travel & Tourism
  • Agriculture
  • Art & Culture
  • Healthcare & Biotech
  • Hospitality
  • Lifestyle & Fashion
  • Education
  • Technology
  • Energy
  • Nature & Ayurveda
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Fintech
  • Food & Beverage
  • Environment
  • Social Initiatives

Expert mentors will support to grow and give an international platform to  The best startup of the year 2018.

2. Idea Competition

There is an idea competition too. The most promising 16 ideas will be finalist which can solve the current problem of Nepal as well which can compete in Global Market.The expert team will support The Best Idea of the year 2018  to covert Idea into the startup.

Register here for Startup Competition – Register

Register here for Idea Competition – Register